Tuesday, September 29, 2009

THE PRACTICE OF DYNAMIC YOGA

THE PRACTICE

STANDING POSES


Now that you have warmed up the body adequately and aligned your breath, it is time to begin the standing Dynamic yoga postures. With this selection of standing asanas, you will learn balance and the importance of alignment. Be patient: with practice and application you will soon notice an improvement in your physical ability and mental focus.


TRANSITION MOVE

Jumping Out to the Side


Jumping is a transitional movement you can use after completing the Sun Salutations and also, if you wish, between the standing yoga poses shown on pages 48 to 67. It is an exhilarating move and excellent for developing stamina and coordination. Do not jump if you suffer from back or knee problems, or during menstruation. In these cases it is better simply to step out and back.

1
Stand at the front of the mat with your feet together. Bring your hands together in the prayer position in front of your chest. Exhaling, squat down and prepare to jump. Hold your weight slightly forward. Gaze ahead.

2
Inhaling, jump, spreading your arms out wide. Lift both feet off the floor simultaneously, and turn your entire body 90° to the right.

3
At the end of the inhale, land with both feet at the same time and your knees bent. Your feet should be about 3ft (1m) apart along the length of the mat. Gaze forward.

4
Exhaling, straighten both legs, turning your feet slightly inward, so that the outer edge of each foot is parallel to the edges of the mat. You are now ready to move into the next yoga pose.

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